Kal Returns to Kumar, Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Kal Returns to Kumar, Escape from Guantanamo Bay

As promised, I put on my Sunday best and trotted down to 1600 Pennsylvania today in an attempt to secure Kal Penn’s (a.k.a. Kalpen Modi) recently vacated post as one of Obama’s Associate Directors in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement. I haven’t landed the job yet, but the White House crowd definitely appreciated the signage:

My gussied up recycled cardboard was surprisingly enjoyed by young and old alike. From the Secret Service Police, to the ever-enamored tourist crowd, to real-life White House staffers, those in the know stopped a spot to appreciate a little abnormal picketing. I wouldn’t go so far as to qualify it as that, but the Secret Service 5-0 definitely did. The second I approached the fencing I was politely informed by uniformed security that I would not be able to just loiter with the sign — I’d have to walk it.

Four hours later, I was tuckered out, but not in vain — I had made some tangible gains in my mission to replace Mr. Modi as Obama’s liaison to Asian community groups. A retiree from Rochester pledged his support in exchange for a posed photo, a foreign journalist considered my shenanigans relevant to his tribe, and several White House staffers requested my resume.

Considering that giving out a resume in this town carries about the same weight as a handshake, I will further opine here, on the Internet, as Science intended:


*She said it was okay.

I’d say it’s clear that I should have the job, but I also think “2 Become 1” is wicked profound. I’m glad that slews of passers-by were amused, if not perplexed (“Who’s Kal?” was the most frequent response), by the sign. I’m glad to be considered for a job Kal was probably better suited to. And I’m glad that the Washington crime syndicate didn’t actually harm our man Modi before he put Harold & Kumar 3 down to celluloid.

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14 Responses to “Kal Returns to Kumar, Escape from Guantanamo Bay”

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  2. Chitra Says:

    April 24th, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Way to go Sean! Good Luck.

  3. Nimesh Rameswaram Says:

    April 24th, 2010 at 1:32 am

    This post is blowing my mind with it’s goodness. You’ve inspired me to stand outside the lot of House, M.D. I WANT THE OTHER JOB YOU VACATED, MODI.

  4. Pravin Pieris Says:

    April 24th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    WAY TO GO CUZ!!!! best of luck dude! leave it upto your creative genius to market your self like this! LOVE IT!!!!

  5. Alex Says:

    April 24th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    This is the best thing ever and even if he hasn’t updated it since July…I @Kal_Penn just in case he see’s in, is charmed, and still has some pull on Pennsylvania Ave.

  6. Suzie Dotan Says:

    April 24th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Way to go Kal! Your creativity will NOT go unnoticed! You have a very bright future ahead of you! Go Get ’em!

  7. AUNTY PREMILLE Says:

    April 25th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    SEAN…………. AWWWWWW …….. WE ALL KNEW THAT YOU HAD “IT”.. BUT THIS !!!???.. YOU BLEW US ALL AWAY. WITH YOUR CHUTZPAH, CREATIVITY, TALENT, AND JUST PLAIN ENTHUSIASM !!!!!
    IF THIS DOES NOT GET YOU INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY NEED TO SHAKE THINGS UP A LITTLE..
    GOOD LUCK IN ALL YOU DO… YOUR TIME HAS TO BE NIGH !!!
    KEEP YOUR CHIN UP!

  8. Nick D Says:

    April 25th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This just made my day!

  9. Kanniya Pieris Says:

    April 25th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This is just plain AWESOME Sean!!!! I really hope you get it! Good luck!!!!!

  10. Kevin Wroblewski Says:

    April 25th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    This is great! It’s this initiative and creativity that is going to take you far. I’m going to forward this to a friend and I hope it makes its way to Mr. Modi himself. Keep up the strong work.

  11. Sean Rameswaram Says:

    April 26th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for all the support guys. I’ll surely keep you posted (ha?) on how this all transpires. I’m hoping it leads to an Amendment to the Constitution allowing foreign-born citizens to become president. Arnold’s and my fingers are crossed.

  12. Nereida Says:

    April 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Awesome…replace “Kal’s” with “a” and you’re already channeling the voice of the public (or at least definitely my voice, a year and change ago)–I’d vote for you:)

  13. Kelly Says:

    April 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Sean, when you are running for president, you can still share my vote. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Katie Ochs Says:

    May 17th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    you’ll be stupendous! i know it!